Boris Johnson Wins Biggest Majority In Over 30 Years
December 13, 2019 by Jack Anderson
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Last night, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson won the majority of the seats during the British general election. This marks a complete victory for Johnson, who made a risky bet when he lost his majority and couldn't get Brexit done, which made the news on a daily basis for far too long.
A VAST MAJORITY
Johnson is now having a clear mandate to lead Great Britain for five more years. Not only that, but there may be many happy faces today at 10 Downing Street, as the conservative party got 364 seats, 38 more than what's needed for a majority (326). The last time such comfortable margin was secured was over thirty years ago, in 1987, in the third consecutive win from Margaret Thatcher.
JEREMY CORBYN'S DEFEAT
While the conservative party had a very clear and simple message: "Get Brexit done", which was repeated over and over again, Jeremy Corbyn’s labour party failed to clearly explain its strategy. They talked about renegotiating the deal, but also running a new referendum, which may have caused even more confusion. At least that's what the voters clearly explained yesterday.
Following the debacle of the labor party, who barely got over 200 seats (203), Jeremy Corbyn announced that he would lead his party come the next general election.
In his victory speech, Johnson explained that "this election means that getting Brexit done is now the irrefutable, irresistible, unarguable decision of the British people." Many do not even realize that the Brexit vote took place more than three years ago, on June 23, 2016. Since then? A gigantic imbroglio with international ramifications.
This time, it seems that Brexit will be finally completed and in less than two months from now. "We will get Brexit done on time by the 31st of January. No ifs, no buts, no maybes."
Financially, the European markets have just opened and traded higher, welcoming the news that the Brexit dossier may finally be completed. Markets and investors do not like uncertainty and for the first time in a long time, Britain may be finally leaving the European Union. While this may or may not be a positive strategic move for the country, it will bring clarity and will let the British people moving forward.
Boris Johnson ended his speech by saying "let's get Brexit done, but first, my friends, let's get breakfast first." At least, everyone can probably agree on that.